"This is a blatantly political bill. There's no possibility that both Houses of Congress and the president could act on this before tomorrow, and the sponsors know it," Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Thursday.
Wait! Stop The Presses! Orrin Hatch has finally woken up! Which bill is he talking about? Flag Burning? Gay Marriage? Armed Groups from Latin America?
"They sound really good on the surface, but the question is how do you pay for those proposals when the country is at war and there's a looming budget crisis?" he said. "Can you do this in a way that isn't so political that it's just dead on arrival?"
Tax Cuts?!? Yay! Orrin has finally grown a brain!
"Look, I wish we could offer students lower rates — or even interest-free loans — but our budget won't allow it," Hatch said.
Oh, he's talking about a bill from the Democrats to increase the amount of money spent on federal student loans while reducing the interest rate.
We can stop dancing now, it's still our embarassment of a Senator.
Oh, and there is a way Congress and the President could act on it qickly. They did it for Terri.
(All quotes are from this Deseret News article)